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NewsX Exclusive: India completes 'nuclear triad' with INS Arihant
By Ashish Singh
| Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 17:24
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Monday, October 17, 2016 - 18:55

http://www.newsx.com/national/43962-newsx-exclusive-india-completes-nuclear-triad-with-ins-arihant
 
New Delhi: In an exclusive information accessed by NewsX, India in its mission to empower its navy has joined "Nuclear triad" club of superpowers who can launch nukes from air, land & water.

In February 2016, India's 1st indigenously built nuclear armed submarine INS Arihant was declared as ready for operations. In August 2016, Prime Minister Modi had quietly commissioned INS Arihant into the Indian Navy and since then it is fully-operational.

INS Arihant's commissioning into the Indian Navy has put India in a group of elite nations. India becomes the 6th country & joins the elite "nuclear triad" club. Earlier, only 5 countries in the world USA, UK, France, Russia and China have developed nuclear-armed submarines.

India has "No First Strike" policy, but Pakistan has a "First strike" policy meaning it is prepared to use nuclear weapons even if India doesn't.

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Re: NewsX Exclusive: India completes 'nuclear triad' with INS Arihant
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2017, 02:45:13 AM »
India Launched its Second Arihant-class SSBN Ballistic Missile Submarine Arighat | Navy Recognition - 19 December 2017
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As reported by Indian English-language fortnightly news magazine and news television channel India Today, the second Arihant-class SSBN was launched in a very low key (some would say secret) ceremony on November 19, 2017 at the Ship Building Centre (SBC) in Visakhapatnam.

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The Advanced Technology Vessel (ATV) program calling for the construction of the first Indian nuclear submarines has been implemented since 1974 and is implemented with active Russian technical assistance. The boat is designed under the program with the lead role of the Indian State Organization for Defense Research and Development (DRDO) with the participation of the Indian Navy and the Indian Department of Nuclear Energy (DAE) with the Atomic Research Center in Mumbai (Bhabha Atomic Research Center - BARC). Larsen & Toubro (L & T, a supplier of steel), Walchandnagar Industries (the supplier of the reactor part and the main turbo unit) and Tata Power (the creator of the power plant and boat control systems) are involved as the largest contractors. The construction of ships under this program is carried out by SBC specially created for this purpose in Vishakhapatnam. A shore-based prototype of an 83-megawatt S-1 Indian nuclear reactor was developed on a highly enriched uranium fuel (40%), DAE was built in Kalpakkam and put into operation in September 2006.


Illustration of S 73 Arihant by Covert Shores
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The first picture of S 73 Arihant at the SBC shipyard. Picture via Covert Shores

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INS Arihant left crippled after ‘accident’ 10 months ago
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2018, 01:16:50 AM »
INS Arihant left crippled after ‘accident’ 10 months ago
Dinakar Peri Josy Joseph NEW DELHI ,  JANUARY 08, 2018 00:30 IST
UPDATED: JANUARY 08, 2018 13:49 IST

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/ins-arihant-left-crippled-after-accident-10-months-ago/article22392049.ece

Nuclear submarine was damaged after water entered its propulsion chamber

Indigenous nuclear submarine INS Arihant has suffered major damage due to ''human error'' and has not sailed now for more than 10 months, say sources in the Navy.

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Arihant’s propulsion compartment was damaged after water entered it, according to details available with The Hindu. A naval source said water rushed in as a hatch on the rear side was left open by mistake while it was at harbour.

The Ministry of Defence did not respond to questions from The Hindu.

The accident

Since the accident, the submarine, built under the Advanced Technology Vessel project (ATV), has been undergoing repairs and clean up, the sources said.

Besides other repair work, many pipes had to be cut open and replaced. “Cleaning up” is a laborious task in a nuclear submarine, the naval source said.

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After that, the submarine was towed to an enclosed pier for extensive harbour trials from the dry docks at Ship Building Centre, away from public view. Arihant was quietly commissioned into service in August 2016 and its induction is still not officially acknowledged. It is powered by an 83 MW pressurised light-water reactor with enriched uranium.

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Illustration of S 73 Arihant by Covert Shores